Grief & Loss

Torn Clothes

In ancient Middle Eastern culture, people would tear their clothes when someone died. This tearing symbolises that the deceased person had been torn away from their loved ones.

  • Have you lost someone you love or a friend?
  • Take a corner of the fabric. Tear or cut a piece off.
  • Think about the deceased person and the pain you are feeling while holding the piece of fabric in your hand…

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Broken Friendships

Friends sometimes argue, and this is normal. But when friends say or do mean things and hurt each other, the friendship can be broken unless they apologize and work things out.

  • Think of someone whose friendship with someone else has broken.
  • From the paper people chain provided, tear apart a figure from the rest. 
  • While you hold the torn figure close to your heart, remember the former closeness with someone now distant from you…

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Transition Flags

Some people like change. Some people don’t like change. Some people feel excited, and others feel worried. Maybe you feel a bit of both? That’s OK.

  • Choose a flag.
  • On one side, write or draw something about the school you are leaving that you are thankful for.
  • On the other side, write or draw something about the new school that you are looking forward to next year, something that you are excited about or worried about…

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Leaving an impression

  • Sit down.
  • Put on the headphones and switch on the MP3 player.
  • Try to ignore everything else in the room.
  • Listen to the instructions and follow them if you want to.


Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is the most sought-after venue for film premieres in Hollywood…

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Forever Spirals

The spirals we find in Maltese Megalithic Temples make us think about life’s journey from birth to death and beyond to eternal life. We never stop loving our loved ones who have died because we believe that our soul never dies and will live forever with God and with the people we love.

  • Look at the photograph of a beloved family member or friend who has died…

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Bounce Back

Difficult experiences often upset us very badly. Resilience is the strength that helps us to bounce back by thinking hopefully about life, learning from our mistakes and finding help and support.  Difficult experiences do not break us but shape us to become stronger and braver.

  • Think about an experience which has knocked you down. If you want to, you can speak to an adult who can help you with this…

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When I want to give up

When I want to give up


When I’m bored you say,

“Follow me, and I’ll make you fishers of men.”

When I worry you say,

“Your heavenly Father knows what you need.”

When I have given up you say,

“Cast your nets on the other side.”

When I’m falling behind you say,

“The last shall be first.”

When I feel guilty and ashamed you say,

“Go in peace, your sins are forgiven.”

When I don’t know where to go you say,

“Abide in me.”

When I want to avoid growing up you say,

“Pick up your cross and follow me.”

When I’m deceitful you say,

“Hurry, I need to eat with you today,”

When rejection paralyses me you say,

“Shake the dust off your feet.”

When I feel intimidated you say,

“The least amongst you is the greatest.”

When I run from the responsibility you say,

“Give them something to eat yourself.”

When I rely on my strength you say,

“I’m sending you out like a lamb.”

When I’m confused about the future you say,

“Come and see.”

When I fall out with people you say,

“Love one another as I love you.”

When I feel unworthy you say,

“I call you friends.”

When I avoid the poor you say,

“You did it to me.”

When I can’t grasp it you say,

“Welcome the kingdom of God like a child.”

When I feel worthless you say,

“Every hair on your head has been counted.”

When my plans don’t work you say,

“Trust in God, trust in me.”

When my prayer seems useless you say,

“Seek and you will find.”

When I doubt you say,

“Here, put your finger in my side.”

When I deny I have met you, you say,

“Do you love me?”

When I abandon you for an easier life you say,

“Father, forgive them.”

When I don’t know what to do you say,

“I’ll send you my spirit.”

Lord, help me not to give up, the way you never give up on us…

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Love is Greater than Fear


Fears can feel HUGE and overwhelming.

  • Take a piece of paper. Write your fears that concern you about the coronavirus disease.
  • Take a love-heart shape and stick it on these fears to cover them completely.
  • Quietly relate a prayer of hope asking God to set you free from these fears.

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Bottle of Tears

Lots of things may make us sad, and you know what, it is okay to feel that way. Jesus felt sad too. God understands our sadness. The Bible says, ‘You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle.’ – Psalm 56:8

  • Take an aqua bead and think about something that makes you sad.
  • Drop the aqua bead representing your ‘tear’ into the big bottle…

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Fight for Freedom

Sometimes we hear news of wars and violence in countries around the world and we realise that many people are suffering and living in terror. During World War II, Anne Frank, a thirteen-year-old Jewish-German teenager, felt shocked and saddened by the death and imprisonment of 6 million Jews known as the Shoah. Anne was also a victim of this merciless killing yet today she is a symbol of unity to people of all nations, races, gender and religion…

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Il-Ħanżira tal-Erwieħ

Although Malta is a really small country, it has a long history and old habits. Have you ever heard your grandparents or elderly people mentioning Il-Ħanżira tal-Erwieħ? We, the Maltese people, love helping others both materially and spiritually. Through this Ħanżira tal-Erwieħ, the ancient Maltese people used to remember the deceased through prayer and charity.

  • Listen to this song
  • Take a pig model and colour it…

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Eye-Catching Wallpaper

Wallpaper li Jiġbed l-Għajn

“Ma rridx nitlaq minn din id-dar jien. Għalfejn ser nerġgħu nitilqu minn din id-dar biex immorru noqogħdu f’dar oħra u f’post differenti? Hawn irrid nibqa’ ngħix jien. Nobogħdok! Itlaq ’l hemm,” beda jgħajjat Manwel waqt li beda jsabbat saqajh mal-art.

Manwel, li għandu disa’ snin, beda jgħid dan il-kliem iebes lil missieru għax kien qed iħossu rrabjat u mbeżża’ ħafna…

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